SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – James “Whitey” Bulger is headed back to prison following his conviction on a series of crimes, including 11 killings. The former Boston mob boss won’t get his wish to live out his final days in the prison with “the best view from any prison in the world.”
The 83-year-old Bulger faces life in prison after being convicted Monday of committing or playing a role in the killings during the 1970s and ’80s while he led the Winter Hill Gang, Boston’s Irish mob.
But before Bulger rose to power in Boston, he was once an inmate at San Francisco’s notorious Alcatraz prison more than five decades ago.
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Bulger was shipped to “The Rock” from a federal prison, where he was doing time for bank robbery, when he refused to snitch on a guard who was helping him in 1959.
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